Q.What inspired you to go into the beauty industry? A.To be honest cosmetology was never something I considered myself doing growing up, or even right after high school. I sort of happened upon it a year out of high school, and have never looked back. It was the best decision I have ever made. Things came naturally to me, and the "knack" for it was there from the start, lucky me!
Q.How long have you been in the industry? A. Nearly 8 years.
Q.What's your specialty?A. I have found my greatest strengths in the beauty industry strictly involve hair, I leave the make-up and aesthetic services to others more qualified!
Q.Tell us your "must haves" for styling. A. My must have for styling hair is a small to medium metal/wire round brush. I have used boar bristle brushes in the past but have found they tangle the hair easier and leave behind static. The small to medium size is great for all hair lengths. It easily creates volume, allows you to create waves and body and also smooths well. Another must have is a killer flat iron. My favorite brand is Infrashine. Always the 1". The plates are ceramic, it comes with a temperature control, glides very smoothly and beats that all-too-famous Chi right outta the water!
Q.Give us some of your favorite products to work with. A. I recently purchased a curl stick (other names are: clipless curling iron, tapered curling iron, curl wand) and have fallen in love! I opted for the Hot Tools ceramic finish 3/4" to 1 1/4". The curls hold so well, and not having to fuss with a clip has been a dream! A product I cannot live without is Actives by Brocato. The protein infused serum has worked wonders on my own hair as well as my clients.
Q.What is one of your favorite things about doing hair? A. I LOVE the social aspect. You'll learn all too quickly that I'm a chatterbox, and what better outlet than an environment where I get to focus on one person at a time, and delve into their life with questions and conversation!? I also love the look on a client's face when they are ridiculously pleased with their hair. There is nothing else like it.
Q.Is there a tip or trick you can give us for styling hair? A. A little help on those seemingly impossible flat iron curls...a common complaint I hear is that the curls are much too tight and resemble Shirley Temple. Two things you can do: 1. turn the heat down on your flat iron (if yours has that feature). As you learn how to curl with a flat iron, you will be slow at first. The slower you pull the flat iron through your hair, the tighter the curl will be. You'll get faster though, and you can turn up the heat! 2. If your flat iron doesn't have that option, or you find it's still not doing the trick, after curling run the flat iron over it real quick to loosen the curl!
Q.Give us a current trend. A. Ahhh that lovely ombre hair color. I am absolutely in love with it, and as you can see on my blog http://www.myhairoin.com/ I do quite a bit of them! There is so much freedom and creativity involved, and I just think the color is so flattering! Also, who doesn't love being able to stretch out their hair color appointments? (I still advise hair cuts every 6-8 weeks)
Caitlyn has a amazing offer this moth...give her a call she's amazing!
This month I am offering $25 women's hair cuts, normally $40. I prefer to be contacted through my cell (801.830.2275), text or call.
Caitlyn's Blog- http://www.myhairoin.com/